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Queen Anne Greenway

Sustainable Queen Anne’s primary focus in 2013 is helping with the Queen Anne Greenway Project.  The first big event – and we need your help! – is an evening assessment of the public stairs in Queen Anne.  The goal of this assessment is to determine areas that are not adequately lit as well as areas in disrepair or in overgrown condition.  There are some areas that are, quite frankly, not great.  And these public stairs are a treasured part of our neighborhood and a vital part of traverses to buses, schools or stores.   

 

Please come be part of a small team as we do the Queen Anne Greenways Stairway Audit Walk. The group will use the audit results to present our neighborhood’s needs to the Seattle Department of Transportation, to ensure safe routes all over the neighborhood.

 

We will divide up the neighborhood in sections and you can select a starting point near your home.  It will be fun and a great way to meet your neighbors.

 

WHEN:  Tuesday, April 9th, 6:30pm to 8:30 or 9:00pm

WHERE:  Various start points around Queen Anne (your choice, map TBD based on RSVPs)

RSVP required: email Jody or Heather (jodyspam@comcast.net or heatrim@gmail.com)

MORE INFO:  https://www.facebook.com/QueenAnneGreenways?fref=ts




Energize QA!

Energize Queen Anne

In 2012, Sustainable Queen Anne worked on an energy project. 
Homeowners who participated could save thousands of dollars off the cost of their energy efficiency upgrades through a combination of local utility rebates and special limited-time incentives.

QA Coal Hard Truth Forum

Queen Anne Coal Hard Truth Forum

Hosted by:  Earth Ministry, Sustainable Queen Anne and Sierra Club

What are the risks if the largest coal company in the world - Peabody Coal - is allowed to transport up to 48 million tons of coal through Seattle on rail to send to Asia?

Photo taken looking northwest from NW 57th St. overpass after

train has crossed Locks in Ballard

What:  Coal Hard Truth Forum cohosted by Sustainable Queen Anne in July 2012.

Learn more about the issue at www.PowerPastCoal.org




Shine on Seattle

Sustainable Queen Anne was a sponsor of

SHINE ON SEATTLE OCT 9

Shine On Seattle Ride for Community Solar: Proceeds Benefit...Sustainable Queen Anne was proud to be a sponsor of Shine On Seattle, a community-led project that connected renewable energy opportunities to Seattle schools. As part of this project, we assisted Shine On Seattle’s founder, Elta Ratliff, in hosting a community bike ride to raise money for the purchase of shares in Seattle City Light’s Community Solar Project on behalf of local schools. The ride went from Gas Works Park to Magnuson Park on the Burke Gilman Trail on Sunday, October 9th, 2011. Ride participants could support their own school or choose a school. Energy credits generated by each school’s shares will be applied to that school’s Seattle City Light bills. Every school with a Seattle City Light account could be nominated to benefit from proceeds of the bike ride.  In addition to fundraising, this family bike ride helped raise awareness of the city’s renewable energy programs, support construction of the Community Solar Project, and taught students and their families about integrating solar energy into daily life. It also served to strengthen community ties across our neighborhoods. www.shineonseattle.org


Solarize Queen Anne

Solarize Queen Anne:  big success!

Solarize Queen Anne was a neighborhood effort designed to bring solar energy to Queen Anne homes (including multifamily buildings), wherein interested neighbors came together to enjoy significant savings through the bulk purchase of solar electric panels. 

The project resulted in 31 new solar installations in Queen Anne.  Previously there had been 6 in the neighborhood.

Benefits of the program included creation of local green jobs, reduction of your utility bill, and reduction of carbon emissions.  This project was intended to follow the successes of a similar model implemented in Portland last year, which has so far quadrupled Portland's residential solar installations and helped to bring down solar prices throughout Oregon.

Other neighborhoods in Seattle are replicating the project, using Sustainable Queen Anne's model:  Magnolia and NE Seattle.


Next Sustainable QA Meeting:

We are forgoing separate meetings in 2013 and instead are directing members to come to our Seattle Greenway meetings. 

These meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of each month.  Please contact us for specific location as it moves around.